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A Tasty Way to Enhance Manahawkin Bone Health Cherries!

Aging bones. We cannot avoid signs of aging, and our bones tell our age. As we age, we lose bone density. Some of us find that we have osteoarthritis of bone. We all would enjoy not having to deal with aging and bone loss and osteoarthritis, but truth be told: many of us won’t. New information that tart cherries may help prevent bone loss and osteoarthritis and improve bone health is welcome news to Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. They may be a tasty way for our Manahawkin chiropractic patients to eat their way to healthier bones!

BONE LOSS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, often leads to disability. There is no cure nor effective treatment yet described in published research to halt it explains one set of researchers. NSAIDs and analgesics help with the pain but not with the course of osteoarthritis. Taking drugs brings about some adverse side effects which guided a set of researchers to see what else may help. In their review of peer-reviewed articles, they concluded that nutrition can better osteoarthritis symptoms. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center has seen this often in its Manahawkin chiropractic practice! As these researchers found, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate “robustly” delay the progression of knee osteoarthritis. While diet changes to correct lipid and cholesterol numbers, boost vitamin levels and address overweight issues are useful in osteoarthritis care, adding these two nutrients is, too.  (1) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center has more information on them both. 

CONSUMING TART CHERRIES

A likely tasty way to supplement the diet for spine care is ingesting tart cherries. In this springtime in the US that finds blooming cherry trees everywhere, now is the perfect time for this new information about the benefits of cherries. But how much of a good thing like tart cherries is healthy and beneficial? Recently, researchers explain that tart cherry may be a natural alternative to drug therapy to stop bone loss in diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and others. They explain that tart cherry protected bone structure from inflammation-induced bone loss and (unlike infliximab, a common drug) moderately improved the decrease in bone stiffness. (2) That is positive! The researchers advised that tart cherry may be useful to avoid future fragility fractures due to highly chronic inflammation. (2) Further, another set of researchers note how the immune and endocrine systems have a role in age-related bone loss. Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and prebiotic foods like tart cherries can potentially neutralize this happening. In trying 5% and 10% Montmorency tart cherry intake, researchers found significantly greater bone thickness in patients using the cherry than the control group patients. They determined that cherry supplementation (5% and 10%) improved bone mineral density down to the trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture! (3) All from cherries! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center sees this as a simple way to help and protect bone and is sure our Manahawkin chiropractic patients will, too!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Albano details his treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee with nutrition and Cox® Technic flexion-distraction inspired protocols for treating it on The Cox® Table and alleviating osteoarthritic pain.

Schedule a Manahawkin chiropractic appointment today at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. We can assess the status of your bone and your risk of age-related bone loss and cherry-related improvement! Managing aging bones may be quite tasty!

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center shares that tart cherries may improve bone health and prevent osteoarthritis. 
 
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